SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)
March 14, 2011
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION
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ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Departure of Certain Directors; Appointment of Certain Directors
In connection with the planned spin-off (the Spin-Off) of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII) from Northrop Grumman Corporation (the Company), Wesley G. Bush, Lewis W. Coleman, Victor H. Fazio, Donald E. Felsinger, Stephen E. Frank, Bruce S. Gordon, Madeleine Kleiner, Karl J. Krapek, Richard B. Myers, Aulana L. Peters and Kevin W. Sharer (the Directors) will become members of the Board of Directors of New P, Inc. (to be renamed Northrop Grumman Corporation), a Delaware corporation (New NGC) that is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company and that will replace the Company as the publicly held holding company in a corporate reorganization of the Company preceding the Spin-Off (the Holding Company Reorganization). Accordingly, on March 14, 2011, each of the Directors informed the Company that he or she will resign as a member of the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Company effective upon completion of the Holding Company Reorganization.
In connection with the Spin-Off, on March 14, 2011, Thomas B. Fargo informed the Company that he will resign as a member of the Board of the Company, in order to serve on the Board of Directors of HII, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, following the spin-off of HII from the Company. Mr. Fargos resignation will become effective upon his appointment to the Board of Directors of HII, which is expected to occur on March 21, 2011 and will in any event occur prior to the Holding Company Reorganization.
ITEM 8.01 Other Events
On March 15, 2011, the Company announced the timing and details regarding the Spin-Off. The common stock of HII will be distributed, on a pro rata basis, at 12:01 a.m., Eastern time, on March 31, 2011 (the Distribution Date) to Northrop Grumman stockholders of record as of the close of business on the New York Stock Exchange on March 30, 2011 (the Record Date). On the Distribution Date, each of the stockholders will receive a dividend of one share of HII Common Stock for every six shares of Northrop Grumman common stock that he, she or it holds on the Record Date.
A copy of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1.
ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.